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to survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true
president obama and governor romney canceled a lot of their campaign events scheduled. rightly so. they should. president obama needs to stand up and show he is the president and take charge. governor romney can't look like he is politicizing a storm where a lot of people, a lot of damage, maybe a lot of people dying. can i point something out. president obama earlier today with his fema director went to podium and gave a nice speech. be careful, people lives are number one, the most important. there is a question toward the end of the speech, what will the impact be on the election, sir? president obama said i'm not worried about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families. the election will take care of itself next week. right now the number one priority is make sure we're saving lives. my question is: where was president obama a month-and-a-half ago when four of our americans were locked down, pinned down, about to be assassinated? he was in las vegas campaigning, picking up chec checks. be fair, maybe he learned something from a month-and-a-half ago. >
. >>> switching gears to politics now, president obama and governor romney are canceling some of their campaign events because of the hurricane. the president is in florida this morning but canceled stops in three other states. >> romney is heading away from the east coast today to campaign in ohio, iowa and wisconsin. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing some trouble with early voting. the lines stretched around some polling places saturday as people tried to beat the storm and go vote. >> and we continue to track hurricane sandy. coming up next, we'll get the latest from tucker barnes who is tracking it for us. we'll be right back. anncr: every president inherits challenges. few have faced so many. four years later... our enemies have been brought to justice. our heroes are coming home. assembly lines are humming again. there are still challenges to meet. children to educate. a middle class to rebuild. but the last thing we should do is turn back nonow. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. a west virginia casino launching the biggest ad barrage ever. don't be misled
of the tour when we were in bloomingdale got on a conference call with president obama and other governors in the area. in fact, the mayor says he's talked to the white house twice in the last 48 hours or so and the federal government is committed to helping out as much as possible. back to you. >> matt ackland tonight. >>> the power is out for thousands of people in our area, even still dominion virginia reporting a little more than 54,500 at this hour, pepco only about 6,000 people out of power, bge reporting just over 2,600 here in the d.c. burbs. >>> sandy also caused damage in fairfax county. trees came crash down and brought down power lines with them. this is the scene in annandale. a giant tree toppled and nearly missed clara reynolds' house. >> very frightening. >> reporter: how loud? >> real loud. you probably could have heard it a couple blocks. >> others suffered damage to their roofs. norm richards was inspecting his home earlier today, found a small leak. he used wood and blue tarp to make a temporary fix. neighbors say despite some of the damage they know sandy could have b
, homes were picked up and pushed to the middle of the street. >> president obama joined the governor to riouring the devastation. in many areas city streets are still rivers, cars useless, boats and kayaks the only way to get around. support is slowly moving in. this caravan providing help and hope to those stranded over the bridge in seaside heights, new jersey. many who lived through the storm are still struggling to -- struggling to survive. >> we are staying with friends and family. that does not last for long. we're running out of food and everything. >> in new york city the subways are still under water. >> more than 100 home swallowed by flames. in the strike zone of beginning a difficult recovery and clinging tight to anything at sandy left behind. >> millions are still waiting for the opportunity. dozens of communities are still on lockdown tonight. >> thank you. unbelievable video. in the meantime, two days after of the wrath, sandy is still claiming lives here in maryland. a man has been killed by a falling tree in annapolis. this have been around 1:00 this afternoon. we a
, a big impact. president obama and challenger, mitt romney, cancelled events. governor romney was going to head to new hampshire. the president to ohio tomorrow. president obama back in washington, actually touring fema today, making sure that federal preparations are in place and the federal resources are ready to go. but both men will be back on the trail and there's only a week left. >> ama: live from ocean city, maryland, thank you for that report. >>> we will stay on top of the latest storm developments. our superstorm sandy coverage continues on abc-7 at 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. and get updates at any time on abc7.com. >> in other news this evening, at least 1 people must find a new place to live for the time being after a fire drove them from their homes in san jose. the fire broke out around 7:30 this morning in a condominium complex on creek side drive. the flames moved quickly after the fire started in a building that houses several garages. >> the structure did catch on fire. the fire went from the garage into the attic space of the townhome, and also spread laterally, damaging m
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.c. public schools also will be closed. >>> president obama, local governors and other leaders are all asking all of us to stay home and stay safe through the rest of this storm. if you don't have what you need at home, chances are the stores don't have it either. >> pat collins has been out in montgomery county all day. he's up on i-270 in rockville. pat? >> reporter: jim, i've been to gas stations that don't have gas. i've been to radio shacks that don't have transistor radios. and flashlights, forget about flashlights. if you don't have it by now, this is no time to go out and get it. stay home. live without it. wait this storm out. now, we're on 270 near montrose road. the rain here is relentless. we get sudden gusts of win every now and again. the traffic is light. but getting through the roads, likely to become dangerous. let's hear now from some 270 road warriors. >> hard driving. win wind. >> reporter: hard to keep the control? >> yep. it's raining a lot. but it's not disrupting traffic at all. >> i can still see where i'm going at leas i'm glad i have traction control on my car. >> i
: both candidates are accusing each other of failed leadership. president obama said romney hiked fees on everything as governor of massachusetts. >> he raised fees to get a birth certificate, which would have been expensive for me. >> reporter: he said mr. obama broke promises to cut the deficit and save medicare. >> he is shrinking from the magnitude of the times. >> you got these guys. >> reporter: and both sides are wary of the impact on polling locations. if prolonged power outages or storm damage prevent voters from casting their ballots, especially in states where early voting is already under way. president obama has adjusted his schedule to stay out of sandy's path. he's flying to florida half a day early tomorrow, and he's getting regular updates from his staff. and, margaret, i wouldn't be surprised if we see more changes to his schedule as the week goes on depending on the severity of the storm. glerg nancy cordes in washington, thank you. overseas now, indonesian police have arrested 11 people suspects of planning attacks on the u.s. embassy and other american and internat
. go to cymbalta.com to learn about a free trial offer. >>shepard: a day after governor romney returned to the campaign trail after super storm sandy president obama has started what the team calls closing arguments. the president is embarking on a marathon trip across several key battleground states started shaking hands with supporters in green bay and then to las vegas and then colorado and then stopping in columbus, ohio. governor romney, he is focusing on virginia which could be a toss up. john roberts is with us following the governor romney campaign and ed henry is covering the president's campaign, and the president will speak in an hour, is that right? >>reporter: that is right. he was in business earlier, flashing a new wardrobe wearing a bomber jacket from air force one and a new message, the aides say that while he has been negative on governor romney and days ahead,, he will be more talking about what he would do in a second term. take a listen. >> we made real progress the past four years. but wisconsin, we know our work is not done yet. as long as there is a single americ
in virginia. with president obama back out on the campaign trail, governor romney went at him directly again today attacking him on something the president said earlier this week to grow the economy he could consider creating a department of business and appoints a secretary to head it. governor romney saw that as another example of the president wanting to grow government and put more bureaucrats in charge. >> he came up with an idea to create a department of business. i don't think another cabinet chair is going to create the jobs that america needs. i am entitled to make sure we have a president that understands business rather than trying to hire someone in the cabinet who has the background. >>reporter: governor romney has a nine-point advantage over president obama on who can best handle the economy and he is trying to work that on the campaign trail for all it is worth. >>shepard: what is the word on romney's closing argument? >>guest: this is interesting he has now fully co-opted president obama moves mantra of "change" not so were about hope because necessity say hope is not a strat
're governor of ohio. michigan has had one of the biggest drops in unemployment. when obama took office, michigan was a mess because of the auto industry. they've had a huge drop of unemployment. even though they a little bit higher now than michigan. and i was struck that governor kasich suggested that everybody was for the auto rescue. no, they weren't. most republicans, with the exception by the way of president george w. bush who let it happen with actions he took, were against the auto rescue. so i don't understand, well i do understand, but people just don't want to take responsibility for where they stood on that issue. >> this was a question, carly about the auto bailout b. what role government direct government money would play in restructuring these companies. >> that's right. and who stands first in line to be repaid? is it the unions? or is it debtors and creditors? that was the fundamental question. and the truth is, it is disingenuous and factually inaccurate to say that republicans weren't for the rescue of the auto industry. the question was how. and what. and who would
today. >> reporter: the romney spokesman said the former governor believes states are in the best position to direct from the federal government. tomorrow president obama joins high profile republican governor chris christie for a tour of new jersey damage. political opponents brought together by the superstorm. >>> we are learning about an amazing story of survival that up folded during the height of the storm yesterday. 14 crew members rescued from the dangerous waters of the atlantic ocean. the ship known as the "hms bounty" was on its way to florida trying to get out of harm's way. it got caught up in the storm. it started taking on water. and the crew was forced to bannon ship. coast guard helicopters flew into the center of the storm of struggled with tropical storm force winds and air lifted 14 people to safety. >> the transit out there was riltly low level. about 300 feet so we could stay out of the clouds. there was a lot of wind and rain. >> reporter: one crew member was found unresponsive. she died a short time later at a local hospital. the ship's captain also is still
as it was in 2000. >> it's one of several scenarios facing president obama and governor romney. >> you could have romney winning the popular vote but losing the electoral vote. >> 270 electoral votes are needed to clinch the presidency but in another hypothetical, george condon says both candidates could fall short. >> if you have the right combination of states breaking, you could have an electoral vote tie of 269-269. which would be a real mess. >> that would leave the decision up to congress. >> in that case, we start pushing into relatively unknown territory of the house of representatives electing the president in a special way. >> if the house keeps its republican majority, mitt romney would be favored to win the white house but the senate elects the vice president and if that stays in democrats' hands, joe biden would probably be their pick. a romney-ben administration? most presidential prognosticators say it's unlikely at this point but not totally out of the realm of possibility. >> new york mayor and john's hopkins university graduate michael bloomberg was in baltimore last night rally
election day, that's right, one week, president barack obama and governor mitt romney are suspending their campaigns for today. president obama is at the white house, and is monitoring the impact and response to superstorm sandy. aide force governor mitt romney say if anything, he will take part am some sort of relief effort. the federal government is shut down again today, but the labor department says friday's big jobs report will still be released on schedule. >> hard to believe that the election is next week. >> obviously, we were all consumed with it, and in the last few day, we have been dealing with this storm. but we will be back to it i'm sure tomorrow or thursday. >> there we go. >> uh-huh. >> good morning. >> we're still not out of the woods with this. the impact of the storm is just absolutely amazing. so we are going to get right to it and let people know exactly what is going on. let's look at the infrared satellite shot of what was hurricane sandy. now it is actually about 90 miles west of philadelphia. but you know what? take a look at the wide area still being impact
to that the backdrop, of course, a presidential election just eight days away. president obama, governor romney forced to cancel some events and reschedule others. we just got word that the president has cancelled a planned event in florida this morning in order to get back to washington. they were worried air force one may not be able to land in deteriorating conditions. >> we've got correspondents all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker in point pleasant beach, new jersey. al, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, i can tell you, matt, that these dunes that i'm on were built for a storm in 1992 that had washed into the town and caused massive damage. these dunes are in damage of breaching. high tide is starting to come up over the dunes. this is a massive storm, as you mentioned, and it will get more intense. it's now over the gulf stream that's running parallel to the east coast. that is extremely warm water. we've seen pressure drops. the pressure is now down to 941 millibars, and it may strengthen even more. we expect more strengthening. take a look at a path of, first of all
, that the worst is over, if he can convey that effectively. governor romney needs to continue to persuade voters that obama has had his four years, it's time for new leadership. they're both making that case and it's really about getting those voters who have made up their minds or who are really close to voting for one or the other out to the polls. >> what about the undecideds? we keep hearing about the undecide undecideds? is there a particular populace there in ohio? >> it's about 1%. >> so the northern part of that state is one that would traditionally vote more republican. it seems as though according to some of your polling and some of the articles that that is the portion of the state that is leaning toward romney. but that's also the portion of the state that's heavy on manufacturing of ships and cars, especially since obama has been getting a lot of credit for helping to save the u.s. auto industry. that doesn't seem to make sense. >> right. well, actually, the northern part, especially the northeastern part is traditionally democratic. the northwestern part has been democratic, but if
where president obama and governor romney remain in statistical dead heat. "washington post/abc news poll", showing 49% support governor romney and 48% to the president. so close at this time. sean spicer communications director from the rnc coming to us every monday as he has for last couple weeks. nice to have you back. >> thanks, jenna. jenna: on a day like this public safety is paramount. we want to keep that in mind but we can't forget there is an election taking place in little more than a week. has the sudden appearance of this storm affected your strategy in any way? >> no, it hasn't affected the strategy but i think our first and foremost goal of the safety of those near or in the path of sandy. governor romney canceled some events in virginia, particularly because he didn't want to be in the way of first-responders and those who may need help after sandy goes through. we have utilized our victory centers in north carolina, virginia, pennsylvania, new hampshire to accept donations for people who might be affected. he is out there in ohio, wisconsin, iowa today. we're keeping
? do they credit john kasich, the republican governor, or do they credit barak obama, the democratic president? >> well, in the polls that i have seen, most recent polls by a big margin, they give the governor credit. and i think that's absolutely correct. he came in, very tough situation. he's dealt with the taxes, taking down regulations, created a better business climate in the state. i think people understand that. what we feel in ohio is people are just not particularly happy with president obama. i think this race really got reset in ohio after the first debate. the obama campaign had been painting this picture of governor romney as some individual and people looked at the stage and they said, look what governor romney was saying and they said, he could be president. he could be a leader. >> steve: sure. >> and i think it's made a big, big difference. >> steve: and governor, i know that you're happy that the unemployment rate is lower in the great state of ohio, and that is the number one reason people are going to be casting a ballot is the economy. but you give barak obama th
website, wbaltv.com, and with the uncertainties surrounding hurricane sandy, the governor's office says it will determine if changes to the early-voting schedule are necessary to protect the public. >> meanwhile, president obama and mitt romney continued on the campaign trail today as hurricane sandy heads for the united states. with just 10 days to go until election day, the president greeted supporters in new hampshire today, where he took a swipe at governor romney's promises of big change, saying he's offering a rerun of past g.o.p. poll sills. the obama camp has yet to cancel any stops because of the hurricane, but the president's team says they are keeping a close eye on sandy, just in case the president has to respond to disaster areas. and for mitt romney, well, he joined florida senator marco rubio in pensacola. romney expressed confidence that he'll soon be occupying the white house, telling the crowd of 10,000, "we're going to win this." >> very interesting. all right. back to sandy, which has been the talk for the last couple of days. i tried to vote early today in towson an
president obama talking to the governor s governors of new jersey and new york granted a major presidential disaster declaration in addition to previous assistance to ensure that all resources are being made available to governors. we are very much in a response situation. as you pointed out, this is not over. we are not talking about recovery. we are still talking about loif safety operations and working with the governors' teams to get resources in there as they've requested them. >> let's talk about those search and rescue teams. where are you deploring your resources now? >> teams were moving yesterday. primarily right now we're assisting in new jersey, along some of the coastal communities. this is a rapidly changing situation. as you point out, we are very closely linked up with west virginia about the snow and what may be needed there as well as additional rainfall and flooding. so, really the heavy hit areas of new york city and new jersey coast last night topped a lot of requests. we so more of these impacts come in. >> what can you tell us about
america editor in florida where president obama was supposed to be campaigning today and bridgette in cleveland, ohio, the state where governor romney was supposed to be stomping today. let's start with you in florida. i'm incredibly jealous. pouring with rain here in washington, d.c. it must feel a world away, both weather-wise and politically. >> yes, it does. we woke up here this morning thinking the president wag going to launch his campaign. we knew this was going to be a big moment with bill clinton rolling out the big guns, if you like, and that was all canceled rather suddenly just as we woke up. so it was really strange knowing he was flying back to cope with a crisis while the rally went on and the normal things you hear at these rallies, the political campaign was going on. and the storm was mentioned by bill clinton but really not heavily. only in passing. and i think people are obviously talking about it to a certain extent. it's not in the front of their minds. what it does politically, conventional campaigning has ceased. it takes the two candidates off the media. i
, the firefighters in queens, the coast guard divers and many others. president obama also telling local and state officials to cut through red tape, praising the work of governor chris christie of new jersey, of governor cuomo here in new york, also mayor michael bloomberg in new york city, saying he wanted to give the resources, whatever resources the federal government perhaps unconditional ones, the military may have, put them at the disposal of the officials to try to cut through any red tape and to try to speed this relief effort along. president obama also, we have learned now, is going to be going to new jersey tomorrow to tour some areas that are hardest hit with governor chris christie of new jersey. we'll be hearing a lot more from him no doubt tomorrow as well as for governor christie. a short time ago, we learned the stock exchange will reopen tomorrow after two days in the dark. alison kosik joins me right now. what are you hearing? >> we're hearing the opening bell will ring at 9:30 in the morning. the trading floor, the building is operational and ready to go. they spent the past c
tomorrow america will elect a president. does barack obama get a second term or does governor romney win ohio and win the white house? back in a moment. 18 electoral votes on the line here in the buckeye state. >> you know, ohio, you know me. you know i mean what i say you know that i do what i say i'm going to do. >> we need to make sure ohio is able to send a message loud and clear. we want real change. we want big change. we're ready. this is our time. i need your help. we're going to win on november 6th. or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series from brother. easy to use, it's the ultimate combination of speed, small size, and low-cost printing. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally
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. with one week before election day, the candidates canceled all their events today. president barack obama is at the white house and monitoring the impact. aids for governor mitt romney say if anything he'll take part in some sort of relief effort. it's all very much up in the air right now depending on the storm. >> we've got plenty ahead this morning, but first, some areas just aren't dealing with rain. a look at snow in west virginia and north carolina. >> maryland also getting snow as well.  >>> super storm sand r sandy slammed the shore last night and it is deadly. at least 13 are reported dead and five million are in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed today. states of emergency declared in eight different states and in new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some subways. >> we saw the picture earlier too. it shows how hard it hit up there. we got a significant hit as well. >> we'll have to wait until morning to see some of the damage. there was serious flooding last night. things are winding down. t
against governor romney. focusing on an ad the romney campaign is airing in ohio that claims mr. obama -- >> sold chrysler to italians who were going to build jeeps in china. >> it is an absolutely false assertion! >> reporter: now we will see the president today at some point to talk about the storm. overnight he called new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie and new york mayor michael bloomberg. he also signed disaster declarations for new york and new jersey. as for the campaign well it is still on hold. the president, however, remains visible. still with the race as close as it is, there is going to be a lot of catching up to do in the last few days before the election. and nobody really knows how that's going to work. >> one week from today we will know. >>> governor mitt romney shifting his schedule because of the storm. jan, hello. >> reporter: hello, gayle. governor romney canceled all of his campaign events today. he had several scheduled in ohio and iowa and instead he's going to be attending a disaster relief event. he's as
john roberts live in kettering, ohio. >> both governor romney, congressman ryan, president obama and the vice president off the road. this was supposed to be a campaign event. they turned it into a relief effort. people were asked as the private admission bring some canned goods, dry goods, water, something like that. a lot of people got that message and showed up. they are collecting quite a few supplies. a lot of people didn't get that message, though, and really came here kind of empty handed. maybe they were still expecting some kind of a campaign event. no formal remarks though governor romney did stand up in front of the crowd, thanked them very much for coming down and said this is a time for the nation to come together to help those in harm's way. here is what the governor said. >> some went to the grocery store i see and purchased some thins that these families will need, and i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit, the american way. we won't be able to solve all the problems with our effort this morning, though a lot of people will still be lookin
, everyone. president obama, along with new jersey governor chris christie, will be touring parts of the jersey shore and devastation is immense and widespread. this morning we're in point pleasant beach, new jersey, this is an amazing scene. if you're familiar with this part of the jersey shore t looks nothing like it usually looks. take a look. you can see these traffic lights are all out. the force of the storm actually severed that one in half. what you see as you go through this area is mounds and mounds of sand. you can see mounds lining this street, that street is flooded. if we flip here a bit, this mound is about twice my height. what happened here during the storm was that sandy took the sand from the beach and just threw it inland here and now dozens of front end loaders have been gathering it up and pushing it to the side of the road so ultimately it can be shipped out of here. but governor christie says this will take a long time to get it where it needs to be but new jersey will come back. that's the latest from point pleasant beach, robert moses. back to you. >> eri
there and ohio is important. >> yeah. i think that today the storm will have some positive impact for obama because he's going to be moving through the state with governor christie, a symbol of bipartisanship that will help both of them and being presidential and dealing with the storm. that sort of thing always helps an incumbent. but i think on balance, it's going to be a negative for obama for a couple of reasons. one is the democrats rely on early voting. a lot of their vote is sort of machine vote, like nursing homes or like union halls. they'll put their people in a bus and move them to a polling place and get them out. they rely on early voting for that. and it will be hard to do that in pennsylvania, virginia and a couple of other places. the other thing which is more important really is that whenever conditions are averse, the voters that persevere are the motivated ones, the ones that really care and the polling shows there is a big gap in perseverance and caring and motivation between the republicans and the democrats this year. so i think in pennsylvania and ohio and virginia, t
's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> heavy rain and southwest of washington. where is sandy? right now outstanding is over pennsylvania, southwest philadelphia, continuing to and overnight it may a bit of a turn. strong winds and power lines and trees down. here's what i see tomorrow when the sun comes up moving out, iis think we will be surprised how branches are down area. the not finished yet. 53 in manassas, it is late at night, it is dark and you cannot is out there, but i think we are in for a rude awakening at daylight tomorrow of theseee the effects high winds. >> the right here for extended coverage of hurricane sandy. >> we are tracking a change in forecast, plus all the d with thessociate storm. don't go anywhere. storm. don't go anywhere. our special storm watch well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all the
. >> fox news alert from the campaign trail. a brand-new rasmussen poll showing governor mitt romney now leaving president obama among likely voters in the critical battleground state of ohio. this is a first in this race. it is a significant shift from just a week ago when the president governor romney were tied at 40%. in most polls, the president had been leading governor romney in ohio. chris stirewalt is our fox news digital editor and also the host of the show "power play." chris, some events are being canceled because they are not being affected by hurricane sandy, but how many times have we talked about the likely voter polls, talking about how it will really matter or not romney loses ohio. no republican has ever won the white house without it. rasmussen came out with a poll showing that governor romney is taking the lead their. >> well, yes, here is the thing. we have seen all along that mitt romney could not quite close in ohio and he has continued to do better in places like florida and virginia. ohio has posed a difficulty, he couldn't close the gap with the president. what
that ohio tightened to the closest that it was. i've even gotten the obama campaign to admit that. >> we want to go to hartford, connecticut, now we have standing by the democratic governor, governor danell malloy. governor malloy, connecticut's certainly going to be hit hard. is your state ready? >> well, i think we're ready. if preparation is warning people, evacuating people and having assets in place for recovery, we're ready. we're better prepared for this storm than we've ever been prepared in our history. but we're not exactly sure what's going to be thrown at us, although our worst-case scenario right now is on script. and that is that this afternoon's tide will be as bad as the perfect storm '92/irene of last year. and that tonight's tide, along with the entirety of long island sound on our side, could be catastrophic. that's what we're planning for. we hope it's avoided somehow and some way, but if you look at all the surge maps, it's connecticut that will be most adversely impacted. >> yeah. and you know what? i covered connecticut for quite some time many years ago. and there
of columbus. and governor romney campaigning with his running mate paul ryan reunited after canceling the campaign events today in virginia because of hurricane sandy. and meanwhile, president obama is attending church and first lady michelle obama and their children before headed to fema's offices to meet with officials to talk about sandy. the president is on the way to florida we're told at this hour for a campaign event he will hold tomorrow and then turn around, return to washington, he says, to monitor the hurricane. the obama team urging supporters to donate online to the red cross to support the relief efforts that we anticipate will be greatly needed after the storm passes. for now, chief political correspondent carl cameron is with the romney team in mir marion, ohio. the spinal sprint is usually energizing the base and courting the middle. how is mitt romney attempting to do that? >> it's a delicate balance and as the oak ridge boys crank out "elvira" what they've been doing is steadily increasing their overtures of bipartisanship making the point that it's going to be mode
, the presidential candidates are forced to shuffle their campaign schedules around. >> president barack obama is getting rid of plans to campaign in three states and a rally in florida this morning. he will be back at the white house this afternoon to monitor the hurricane. governor mitt romney is campaigning in ohio, iowa, and wisconsin today. he canceled altitude.tv stops in virginia yesterday. and an event scheduled in new hampshire tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy also cancelling early voting in dc and maryland. there were long lines on saturday and both the district and maryland. maryland governor martin o'malley declared a state of emergency. the dc board of elections will decide later today if early voting will be canceled tomorrow. >>> coming up, tucker's back with another check of sandy's track. >>> plus is the storm scaring your kids? we're going to get tips from a psychologist on how to ease fear. we'll be right back. ight back. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn'
obama toured fema headquarters yesterday. both he and governor mitt romney have had to either cancel or postpone campaign events because of the storm. moms are now bracing for sandy's full impact, even if some are finding a silver lining in those gathering clouds. >> a lot of people would say you're crazy. >> i'd agree. >> reporter: i can tell you not too many surfers are out there right now. we've been watching as the beach is inundated with these waves, of course the morning high tide here about 20 minutes away. tony and allison. >> all right, we'll checking in, thank you doug. >> thanks, doug. >>> you guys are so busy, we appreciate it. >> so busy. even when i worked on sunday morning at ocean city, the water levels were already a foot and a half above normal at that point, but you can just imagine now what's going on out there. >> right. >> this storm is huge, and really a monster storm. and as tucker mentioned earlier, we cannot stress enough for people really to take it seriously. let's get a look now at our maps and show you what is going on. let's look at sental radar. here w
emergency personnel. they will have their hands full today. president obama signed an emergency declaration, not just for d.c., but for maryland and all the way up to massachusetts. he has promised governors and mayors to cut through red tape to get them the help they need. the federal emergency management agency is working out in the clock. i know that you have seen the director of fema on television talking about the importance of listening to local officials and if you are told to evacuate, to do so, to coordinate the federal response so that people stay safe. >> hallie jackson live and washington. 52 degrees at b.w.i. thurgood marshall airport. >> more continuing coverage of hurricane sandy right after the break, including documents you should have >> whoo, boy, look at those waves in ocean city. the high tide is at 8:19. the waves will continue to build, and the title be maybe u -- fourt, for fe feet. the big story is the rain. just assume that you are going to have some flooding in your neighborhood, because the rain has been coming down at about an inch an hour for the last couple of
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